Earlier this month, 44 Republican Senators pledged to filibuster the nomination of anyone to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unless the agency itself is significantly weakened.
This threat makes it much more likely that President Obama will have to use his constitutional authority to make a recess appointment to fill the top slot at the agency.
A number of great progressive groups and leading academics have signed a letter to President Obama supporting a recess appointment. And now I've signed it too.
I hope you join me in co-signing the letter. You can read it and add your name to it here.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
An easy petition to sign.
From CREDO Action.